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  John Poucher
John Poucher

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, CA

High School:
San Marcos

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

R/L:
Right

Summer 2004 -- Tied for sixth at the Scratch Players Championship with scores of 72-76-70-74--292 (+4) ... Tied for 20th at the Pacific Coast Amateur with scores of 71-74-72-73--290 (+6) ... Tied for 21st at the Eastern Amateur, shooting even par 72-72-67-69--280.

2003-04 -- Earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors ... Won the Fall Preview, his first collegiate title with a 36-hole score of 138 (-2) ... Named National Amateur of the Month (Sept. 2003) by the Southern Golf Assn. ...Tied for sixth at the NCAA West Regional ... Recorded 13 rounds under par, a career-best ... Recorded four Top 10 finishes and seven Top 20s, both career bests ... Improved his stroke average more than one shot from his sophomore year ... Eighty percent (34 of 42) of his rounds were counters.

Summer 2003 -- Qualified for the U.S. Amateur at Genoa Lakes GC in Genoa, NV with a 36-hole score of 136 ... Missed the match play cut at the U.S. Amateur ... Tied for third at the Scratch Players Championship with scores of 74-68-68-71--281 (-7) at Stevinson Ranch ... Tied for eighth at the SCGA Amateur with scores of 71-77-71-73--292 (+4) ... Tied for 10th at the Eastern Amateur with scores of 67-68-72-70--277 (-4).

2002-03 -- Posted a career best score of 67 in the final round of the ASU Invitational to tie for 11th place ... In six starts, he placed among the Top 20 in three of them ... Played 23 rounds and averaged 74.7. 2001-02 -- Led the team with a percentage of 96 in rounds used ... Averaged 73.1, second on the team ... Tied for third in the Duck Invitational ... Posted scores of 69-69-72 -- 210 (-6) ... Tied for 17th at the U.S. Intercollegiates and tied for 18th at the Burns Invitational ... Recorded six rounds under par and three rounds under 70.

High School -- Lettered four years in golf at San Marcos High for coaches Cliff Purcell and Ken Uchio ... Four-year first-team all-league selection and two-time league MVP ... Led his team to a pair of CIF championships and two SCGA state championships ... Two-time league and individual champion ... Runner-up in the 2001 CIF individual championship ... Average of 73.1 was the lowest for a freshman in San Marcos High history ... Senior scoring average of 70.8 ranks second in San Marcos annals ... Twice fired rounds of 66 in high school competition.

Junior Golf -- Won the 2000 AJGA Dockers' Jr. Classic at La Purisima with scores of 72-71-72--215, one-under par ... Tied for 12th at the 2000 PING/Phoenix event at the Karsten Course with scores of 75-72-71--218 ... Earned 2000 AJGA Polo All-America Honorable Mention honors ... In 2001, he played a variety of AJGA events and finished among the top 50 in all of them.

Personal -- Full name is John Steven Poucher, Jr. ... Youngest of four siblings ... Father John, Sr. graduated from UCLA Law School ... Enjoys playing basketball in his spare time ... Enjoys golf because of the sportsmanship and the integrity of the game ... Lists his greatest thrill as playing on the team that won a pair of CIF championships ... Born Oct. 3, 1982 in his hometown ... Sociology major.

Career Statistics


‹ UCLA Men's Golf


Year

App.

Rds

Victories

Top 10

Top 20

Rnds < 70

Rnds < Par

Avg.

Low

2001-02

8

25

0

1

3

3

6

73.1

68

2002-03

7

23

0

0

3

2

3

74.7

67

2003-04

14

42

1

4

7

5

13

73.6

68

Totals

29

90

1

5

13

10

24

73.7

67